Technological incubators and the social construction of innovation networks: An Israeli case study

Leora Rothschild, Asaf Darr

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Abstract

Based on a field study at a technological incubator affiliated with a leading Israeli university, this paper focuses on the construction and maintenance of informal networks of innovation, composed of entrepreneurs within the incubator, Technion staff and industry. A linear model of the development of emergent technology is set aside, while a cyclical model based on social networks is suggested. A wide array of exchange relationships (formal and informal), ranging from the use of library and laboratory services to an extensive and ongoing barter exchange of knowledge, know-how, and even shared practice is presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalTechnovation
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Innovation management
  • Innovation networks
  • Social capital
  • Technological incubators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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